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Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Color Topcoats

01/07

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat

Cyber Opal

Kevyn Aucoin Cyber Opal The Molten Lip Color Topcoat ($30.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.) is a pale, pinkish white with fine pink and lavender pearl that shifts from pink to peachy-gold. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer. The gloss had a really milky quality to it, which made it prone to noticeable settling into every lip line I had, though the moderate shine and fine pearl helped distract from it when viewed at a normal distance. The consistency was light-medium in thickness–thicker than the average gloss but not goopy–with a slightly tacky texture. It was one of the lighter-weight glosses that have come out in the metallic finish lately.

The formula is described as a “comfortable long-wearing topcoat that compliments any lipstick color” that can “also be worn alone.” It lasted for four hours on me, which wasn’t terrible but not beyond the average gloss. The lipgloss did feel comfortable on as it was moderately hydrating. I would recommend dabbing it onto the center of lips over another lip color but using far less than a single pull of product as the base is too opaque and white-based to work well over a lot of other products (causes them to streak or become uneven and dramatically alters the color).

Kevyn Aucoin The Molten Lip Color Topcoat Cyber Opal
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total

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B+
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NYX Alabama, Merlot, Aria, Siren Matte Lipsticks

01/06

NYX Alabama Matte Lipstick

NYX Alabama Matte Lipstick

NYX Alabama Matte Lipstick

NYX Alabama Matte Lipstick

NYX Alabama Matte Lipstick

NYX Alabama Matte Lipstick

Alabama

NYX Alabama Matte Lipstick ($5.99 for 0.16 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth consistency that glided on without tugging on the lips and delivered even coverage. The color wore well for over six hours and left a slight stain behind, though the formula was neither drying nor hydrating over time.

The Matte Lipstick is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and have a “velvety, non-glossy” finish. In general, the formula has semi-opaque to opaque color coverage with a velvety texture that glides on without tugging but doesn’t have a lot of slip, so the lipstick won’t slide around while worn. The formula varied from non-drying to moderately drying with wear times that ranged from four to over six hours (deeper, reddish shades lasted quite long). It has a mint scent and no discernible taste. I noticed that the packaging had a tendency to twist up the lipstick too easily (even barely holding it) and sometimes would twist down as I would apply it directly from the tube.

NYX Matte Lipstick Alabama
Alabama
Alabama
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Merlot

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C+

Aria

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B+

Siren

Permanent
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ColourPop Sucker, Ice Cube, On a Stick, Lolly Blotted Lips

01/06

Colour Pop Sucker Blotted Lip

Colour Pop Sucker Blotted Lip

Colour Pop Sucker Blotted Lip

Colour Pop Sucker Blotted Lip

Colour Pop Sucker Blotted Lip

Colour Pop Sucker Blotted Lip

Sucker

ColourPop Sucker Blotted Lips ($5.00 for 0.035 oz.) is a soft, medium coral with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage to medium opacity. The lipstick had a very lightweight feel–almost weightless–that was thin without feeling clingy. The texture was firmer initially, but it melted and felt more velvety after half a second on the lips. It wore well for four hours on me and wasn’t drying.

The Blotted Lip formula is described as a “sheer matte lipstick” that has “buildable” coverage that ranges from “light to medium” and has a “lightweight” feel. The formula had an interesting texture–firmer, waxy but velvety like a more silicone-heavy formula would feel–so it glided on with ease after it warmed up against the lips but initially felt quite firm in the tube. They look more like a lip stain than lipstick on the lips, as the consistency is thin and adheres well to lips–without emphasizing the texture of them–and the semi-sheer to medium coverage reinforces the stain-like appearance. The wear was average (usually around four hours) but was non-drying.

Colour Pop Blotted Lip Sucker
Sucker
Sucker
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Ice Cube

Permanent
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A-

Lolly

Permanent
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ColourPop Candy Floss, Drip, Brain Freeze, Bee’s Knees Blotted Lips

01/06

Colour Pop Candy Floss Blotted Lip

Colour Pop Candy Floss Blotted Lip

Colour Pop Candy Floss Blotted Lip

Colour Pop Candy Floss Blotted Lip

Colour Pop Candy Floss Blotted Lip

Colour Pop Candy Floss Blotted Lip

Candy Floss

ColourPop Candy Floss Blotted Lips ($5.00 for 0.035 oz.) is a medium, peachy brown with warm, orange undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had medium to nearly opaque pigmentation–it was definitely one of the more pigmented shades in the line-up. The lipstick applied evenly and smoothly with a slightly creamier texture compared to other shades, which might have been responsible for the less matte finish as well. There was a smidgen of color that pulled into my deeper lip lines. It wore well for four hours and was non-drying.

The Blotted Lip formula is described as a “sheer matte lipstick” that has “buildable” coverage that ranges from “light to medium” and has a “lightweight” feel. The formula had an interesting texture–firmer, waxy but velvety like a more silicone-heavy formula would feel–so it glided on with ease after it warmed up against the lips but initially felt quite firm in the tube. They look more like a lip stain than lipstick on the lips, as the consistency is thin and adheres well to lips–without emphasizing the texture of them–and the semi-sheer to medium coverage reinforces the stain-like appearance. The wear was average (usually around four hours) but was non-drying.

Colour Pop Blotted Lip Candy Floss
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lip Colors (Part 2)

01/06

Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Electric Orange

Maybelline Electric Orange ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm, red undertones and a cream finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to the lips. The lipstick was lightly creamy with moderate slip but did not slide around while worn. I did notice a subtle amount of color that had settled into my lip lines. It wore well for four and a half hours and was moisturizing over time.

I’ve reviewed this formula (and I believe the majority of shades released) before, but it’s one of my favorite drugstore lipstick formulas and wanted to update swatches. I was dismayed to see how many shades were discontinued, though, as there are only seven in the current range. The Vivids formula is supposed to have “vibrant color” and a hydrating feel. I repurchased the seven shades still available, and I re-tested them (and re-swatched/photographed!). Overall, the Vivids formula has a very smooth, creamy consistency that has moderate slip and a luminous sheen and semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation. They felt hydrating to me over time and were comfortable to wear. They have a moderate, sweet, floral scent but no discernible taste.

Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color Electric Orange
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lip Colors (Part 1)

01/06

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color

Pink Pop

Maybelline Pink Pop ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color ($7.99 for 0.15 oz.) is a light-medium pink with cool, blue undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied fairly evenly, but there was a bit of color that sunk into my deeper lip lines. The texture was lightweight, thin but not clingy, and had a fair amount of slip. The lipstick stayed on well for four hours on me and was lightly moisturizing.

I’ve reviewed this formula (and I believe the majority of shades released) before, but it’s one of my favorite drugstore lipstick formulas and wanted to update swatches. I was dismayed to see how many shades were discontinued, though, as there are only seven in the current range. The Vivids formula is supposed to have “vibrant color” and a hydrating feel. I repurchased the seven shades still available, and I re-tested them (and re-swatched/photographed!). Overall, the Vivids formula has a very smooth, creamy consistency that has moderate slip and a luminous sheen and semi-opaque to opaque pigmentation. They felt hydrating to me over time and were comfortable to wear. They have a moderate, sweet, floral scent but no discernible taste.

Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lip Color Pink Pop
Pink Pop
Pink Pop
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

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